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Countryside Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to experience our extensive range of practical work carried out both on our extensive 280 hectare estate, with its woodlands, wetland features, grasslands etc, and on outside worksites, giving a wide range of real working situations.

Our well-equipped workshops and wide range of machinery allow our skilled staff to provide the very best tuition to assist you in achieving or changing your career to a worthwhile, outdoor challenging employment in all aspects of countryside and estate management.

Course content

  • Environmental interpretation
  • Forest recreation
  • Heathlands
  • Coastal
  • Plants and soil science
  • Work experience
  • Woodland management
  • Firearms
  • Farm habitat management

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed a 90 credit Level 3 Diploma prior to this programme.


Assignments, projects, group work, identification, tests and practical assessments.

Future opportunities

You could go onto to study a degree level programme or gain employment.


Further information

Be prepared to work outdoors in real working situations that range from hedgelaying and tractor driving to wildlife surveying, with everything needed in between to prepare you for a career in countryside and estate management.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guildford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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